The 2013 REFI scholarships are now available. Students should complete and return to the Counseling Center at their school. Each high school deadline may vary so check with your counselor. 2013 Scholarship Application 2
The REFI Tailgate for Education was held on January 25, 2013. Despite a little snow, over 100 board members, sponsors, educational partners, and supporters came out for a fun evening at the Bridgeforth Stadium Club that raised over $20,000 for REFI Programs. Many thanks to our sponsors, George’s Inc., Lenhart Obenshain, PC, MillerCoors, Moseley Architects, … Continue reading
During the holiday season we tend to appreciate and reflect on all that we have. The Rockingham Educational Foundation is grateful for all of our donors, corporate sponsors and partners who have supported our many programs this year. If you are thinking about giving to a charity during these last few days of 2012, please consider … Continue reading
On behalf of the Rockingham Educational Foundation, Inc. Board, the foundation is pleased to announce the grant awards for 2012-13. There were 108 proposals submitted and 57 were accepted for funding, said Cathy Welsh, chairperson for the grants. Here is the Grant listing for 2012-13. REFI was pleased to fundraise last year with help from … Continue reading
REFI joined business partners, community exhibitors and service providers at the Benefits Fair held in conjunction with Your Day at School on Tuesday, November 6th. Lena Osborne, Janet Wendelken, Lois King and Renee Reed greeted RCPS teachers and administrators and provided them with information about our core programs and upcoming Barnes and Noble Book Fair.
The depot was bustling on the morning of Friday, October 26th. Teachers from J. Frank Hillyard Middle School joined Lois King in re-stocking and tidying up the facility. Many thanks to those volunteers for helping us make the depot even better!
Donna Harper, President of REFI and Cathy Welsh, Innovative Idea Grants Chair, were pleased to award the following Honor Grants at the October 22nd Rockingham County School Board meeting. Bill Sprinkel Honor: Barbara Palmer, MTC, “Meet Me at the River” Kelly Coggsdale Honor: JoEllen Perry, EMS, “Educating the Educators about Bullying” Kelly Coggsdale Honor: Elizabeth … Continue reading
In the early morning hours of September 30th, over 80 runners and walkers gathered for the Great Pumpkin Run for Education at Back Home on the Farm. All proceeds from the Pumpkin Run will benefit upcoming REFI programs. Congratulations to all the participants on a great 5K race and 1 mile fun run/walk. Many thanks … Continue reading
On August 6th, Rockingham Educational Foundation board members sorted and prepared the materials received from this year’s Stuff the Bus campaign items for the school division. Additional donations from the community were also organized and placed on the shelves by our depot volunteers during the week of August 4th. Since that time, the foundation has … Continue reading